Wonderfruit seems like it was only yesterday but, alas, already three months have passed. Which means that there’s still nine more months to go till Wonderfruit 2020. So if, like us, you miss those hard-to-beat good vibes that only a music-centric festival provides, don’t despair… there are several large-scale EDM and dance music events coming up this month that promise lots of peace, love, and hi-NRG beats. One is close to home, one is a small drive from the city, and one is an island getaway on a little slice of Thai paradise.
Kolour in the Park
When: March 7
Since its somewhat humble beginnings in 2011, Kolour in the Park has blossomed into one of Thailand’s most beloved music festivals, spreading the vibe of inclusion and growing each year in terms of both attendance and scope. This year’s Kolour event will be held at the Thai Wake Park Lumlukka (Pathum Thani) with three separate stages. The Park Stage features live vocals, high energy dance music, and band performances, while the Shelter Stage is more of an immersive house and techno rave experience. Deeper into the park, the intimate Water Stage by the lake is perfect for those preferring disco and chill beats during the day (transforming into party den with heavy-hitting music in the evening). While the music line up is amazing – Black Coffee and vocalist Sabrina Claudio, Oddisee, Mousse T, ArtBat, Gioli & Assia, and Running Touch – there’ll also be interactive art installations, a gourmet food market, a massage station, roaming performers, craft and fashion vendors, and plenty of wakeboarding. Tickets are THB 1,700 (general sale), THB 1,900 (final sale) and THB 2,100 at the door. Or, for a more VIP experience, the Kolour Plus+ tickets are THB 2,900 online and THB 3,900 at the door and include benefits such as private parking, private lounge and bar, elevated dance floor with best stage views, air-conditioned restrooms, lockers, and drink specials.
When: March 19-22
Thaibreak, which debuted in March 2018, is a destination festival focusing on delivering authentic memorable experiences; combining quality electronic music with a pristine and unexploited natural destination – in this case the beautiful 16 sq.km island of Koh Mak, in Trat province. Remaining true to its original concept, this sophisticated boutique festival experience is strictly limited to 600 participants, with many travellers specifically coming to Thailand for this event from as far away as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Poland. This year’s Thaibreak Festival will take place over four incredible days and nights, with beach and boat parties, island hopping trips, sports, relaxing massage treatments, and food offered by local vendors in a carefully decorated environment with sustainability being a top priority all along the way. As for the beats, guests will enjoy intimate musical showcases from international artists such as Oliver Koletzki, Felix Kröcher, Township Rebellion, Niko Schwind, and Sam Shure. Local artists, meanwhile, include Chamapoo, DOTT, Jirus, Koish, Marmosets, Superstar Panda, and more. Tickets and hotel accommodation packages are available, starting from THB 5,800, or make your own accommodation plans and opt for one of the more glamorous hotels on the island (the Koh Mak Resort and the Seavana Koh Mak Beach Resort spring to mind).
Dontri Festival 2020
When: March 28
The first Dontri Festival took place last July at Chang Chui Creative Park (460/8 Sirindhorn Rd, Thonburi), and it was such a success it seems they couldn’t wait a full year before organizing another even bigger one in the exact same spot. Combining music, art, and food, this all-day party promises an incredible 10 stages to choose from, and over 100 DJs, all showcasing Thailand’s diverse electronic music scene – with styles ranging from trap and hip-hop, to big room and electro house, house and techno, trance, and hardstyle. This year’s theme is ‘Roaming in Pluto’, which might give you some idea of what kind of “spacey” vibes to expect. Tickets start from THB 600, or THB 2,000 for groups of four persons.